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From ALICE Documentation

Login nodes

The cluster has two login nodes, also called head nodes. These are the nodes to which the users of ALICE can log in. These login nodes can be used to develop your HPC code and test/debug the programs. From the login nodes, you initiate the calls to the Slurm queuing system, spawning your compute jobs. The login nodes are also used to transfer data between the ALICE storage device and the university research storage data stores.

The login nodes have the following configuration:

1 Huawei FusionServer 2288H V5
2 Xeon Gold 6126 2.6GHz 12 core hyperthreading disabled
1 384 GB RAM
2 240 GB SSD RAID 1 (OS disk)
3 8 TB SATA RAID 5 (data disk)
1 Mellanox ConnectX-5 (EDR) Infiniband